NAME: Rukhsana Ahmed
ROLE: Principal, Longsight Community Primary
ABOUT ME: I have great pleasure in introducing myself as the Principal of Longsight Community Primary School. I was born and raised in Longsight and understand the values, the issues and aspirations of the people of Longsight. I feel privileged to lead a school from opening to an inspiring school which serves its local community with pride and a commitment to excellence.
Our school delivers the highest standards of education and behaviour through the community, parents, teachers and children working together to achieve the best results. Through learning together children, parents and teachers. Our vision is ‘Together we achieve’. We do this by:
Outstanding and inclusive education
We will provide an outstanding education, which is respectful of the diverse ethnicity, religion, families, educational needs and abilities of all our children.
Our children are happy and engaged in their school. We ensure that they know how to be healthy and are able to make good choices for themselves. We support them to develop their own thoughts and express their feelings in a safe environment.
Aspirational and inspirational support from birth
We work with parents and partners agencies to educate, develop and care for children from birth into high school. Our children are inspired to achieve their full potential.
Embracing language and communication
We have a strong focus on language and communication, and work with families to ensure children are confident communicators from an early age. We celebrate and value all languages and recognise that communication and language is the foundation of children’s attainment.
Connecting to the wider world
The children and families at our school have settled in Longsight from all over the world. We harness their experiences to ensure our school curriculum is outward looking.
Valuing and engaging parents and children
Longsight began as a vision of local parents and we will always have parents and children involved in all aspects of the school community. Their views are listened to and valued.